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Last farmers market of the season, live music, benefit cabaret, harvest fest and more in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check out our Events calendar for more.
Friday is the last Phinney Farmers Market of the season. The market is open from 3-6 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Get your fresh fruit, veggies, meat, flowers, ice cream, pizza, soup and more.
Eric Apoe and Tommy Dean perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. And at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, it’s a benefit cabaret for Ruby Smith, daughter of Couth Buzzard co-owner Theo Dzielak, to help pay for her cancer treatment costs. The evening includes music, comedy, poetry and dance. Hosted by Victoria Millard, with Ginny Reily (Blues guitar), Hejira (Middle-Eastern improv music), Elisa Gamel (belly dancing), Ronin with Larry Crist & Theo Dzielak (jazz and poetry), and “The Smiths.”
At Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N., Emma Beaton and Nic Gareiss perform as part of the Next Gen Folk Series beginning at 8 p.m. Cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Parents of children ages 4-6 can sign up their child for a four-week Story Drama Class at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Class runs from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays from Oct. 22 – Nov. 12. Cost is $50. Three theater and education professions will help children explore a book through drama. Contact Nicole at [email protected] to sign up.
For a little Halloween action, check out the Pumpkin Bash at Broadview Thomson Elementary School’s Bitter Lake Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N, from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. It’s for ages 2-10. Each game ticket costs 25 cents. Choose from more than 25 carnival games, live entertainment, face painting, candy and prizes, two large jump toys, and a cakewalk. There will be a special room just for preschoolers. Please bring a can of food for the food bank.
Autumn Fest at Woodland Park Zoo this weekend pays tribute to gray wolves with special keeper talks, enrichment treats for the animals, information tables staffed by Wolf Haven and Grizzly Bear Outreach Project, coloring activities for kids and a discovery station with facts on wolves. It’s all included with zoo admission.

On Sunday, come to the Seattle Farm Co-op 3rd Annual Harvest Barter Fair from 5:30-9 p.m. at the PNA. There you can join in a family potluck and a square dance, barter local goods, take part in a book release party for “The Urban Farm Handbook” by Ballard resident Joshua McNichols, and learn more about a new Seattle bartering website. The party is open to all participants who bring a food product to barter, or you can buy a bottomless $10 pint to benefit Seattle Farm Co-op.
Don’t forget that the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes tonight at 7:30 p.m. until Oct. 31. Check out The Seattle Times story for more information on how to get around town during the closure.
And next week, Seattle Public Utilities will start picking up trash an hour earlier because of the Viaduct closure. So make sure your garbage, recycling and compost bins are out by 6 a.m. on your normal pickup day. This applies only to residential customers in Northwest Seattle, north of the Ship Canal and west of I-5.